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For Two Days, Taco Bell Is Opening An Exclusive Arcade

Looks like Taco Bell is teaming up with Xbox to bring some steak and cheese goodness to the video gaming industry. The fast food chain is even building an arcade powered entirely by Taco Bell…and electricity.

Beginning Aug. 31, Taco Bell is giving any customer who purchases a Steak Quesarito $5 Box, a chance to win an Xbox One X.

Each Taco Bell $5 Box will include a unique code for customers to text after they purchase their meal. The box contains a Steak Quesarito, a Doritos Locos Taco, a Crunchy Taco, and a medium fountain drink. The promotion, and the Steak Quesarito $5 boxes, will be avaibile from Aug. 31 through Oct. 4 at participating Taco Bell locations while supplies last.

According to Taco Bell, a new winner would be notified as frequently as every 10 minutes.

In celebration of this partnership with Xbox, Taco Bell has also created a pop up arcade coinciding with the PAX West gaming convention. The arcade will be an amalgam of classic games and the new Xbox One X experience. Fans can call (206) 219-5092 to make a reservation at the arcade between Sept. 1 – 2 from 6pm to midnight. The experience also comes with Steak Quesarito $5 Boxes and signature cocktails.

Guess we’re picking up a few boxes on the drive home.

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Chuck E. Cheese’s New Millennial Menu Has A MAC & CHEESE PIZZA

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For years, Chuck E. Cheese has been pretty constant with its menu. It’s not like kids are going to complain about cheese and dough quality when there’s games to be played. That changed earlier this year when the entertainment center revealed a redesigned menu that featured boneless wings, wraps, speciality thin-crust pizzas and even churros.

Now, things are changing yet again, NRN reports. Chuck E. Cheese is preparing to launch its first limited-time menu item: a macaroni and cheese pizza.

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Photo: Ron Ruggless

Gregory Casale, the chain’s director of culinary innovation, was a former fine-dining chef. His goal was for people to give the party center a second look and see that their pizza can stand along with all the other pizza chains out there.

Developed towards a millennial crowd of parents and kids, the new menu boasts the tagline:

“We’re not playing games with your food anymore.”

Wait, so what were they doing before? It’s been a while since our last trip, but we didn’t think the pizza and wings were that bad.

One of the newer items, the spinach and mushroom-topped Cali Alfredo pizza seems to be doing very well for the brand since it appeared on the menu back in April.

The Mac-Cheesy Pizza makes its debut in October and will be available through the end of the year. Afterwards, Chuck E. Cheese will launch another limited item.

Our fondest memories were of the breadsticks dipped in ranch dressing. Hopefully that never changes.

 

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Apparently, the Atari Founder Opened Chuck E. Cheese’s So People Would Play His Video Games

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Chuck E. Cheese’s is a classic childhood spot that has everything kids want, from pepperoni pizza to awesome arcade games. Interestingly enough, the same guy who founded Chuck E. Cheese’s first founded Atari — a company largely responsible for bringing arcade and video games to mainstream entertainment.

Engineer and entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell was the genius and founder behind both companies. Apparently, Bushnell had prior experience in the amusement park industry and was a fan of the Walt Disney Company. Ultimately, Chuck E. Cheese’s provided an ideal opportunity for Bushnell to introduce kids to his Atari games. Thus, the mega-chain was born.

The moral of the story? Pizza, video games and ball pits amount to a genius business venture.

PicThx Chuck E. Cheese

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FINISH HIM: ‘The Last Barfighter’ Arcade Game Pours the Winner a Beer

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Is there anything better than adult versions of things you loved as kid? Whether it’s Pokemon beer pong or Quidditch pong, drinking while reminiscing may be the most satisfying feeling. And while both those riffs off beer pong are excellent, this Last Barfighter Arcade game is a next level hadouken to your drinking game.

Like the classic Streetfighter games we all grew up loving, The Last Barfighter pits two characters against each other. Set in a classic bar setting, these characters fight it out with various kicks, jabs, headbutts, buttslaps, etc. Pretty standard for any arcade drinking game. But rather than gaining some lame ass tickets to go buy some parachute men and paper finger traps, the winner of this game gets the satisfying sip and slurp of a beer poured straight from the cabinet. While this may just be a promo piece, here’s to hoping someone makes this into a reality.

H/T YouTubeLaughing Squid